May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chinese boat, crew arrive in Narragansett Bay

The second Volvo Ocean Race boat to visit the area this year arrived in Newport last week, but got here in a much different way than the Team SCA boat that sailed into town a few weeks ago.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Cloth bags are unsafe

The May 19 Town Council meeting provided an excellent example of how a unified and dedicated group was able to push its agenda to achieve a goal, namely getting most council members to support the bill banning most plastic bags in Rhode Island.  More...

Eliminate master lever

The R.I. General Assembly has voted to eliminate the master lever on our state’s ballots. Now the measure goes to the Senate for, we hope, passage.  The master lever does nothing for the people of Rhode Island. More...

Food pantry is stocked

The members of the St. Mark outreach committee would like to thank the Jamestown postal workers for their hard work collecting items for the food pantry. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 29

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society.   100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, May 1, 1914  More...

Budget vote Monday at Lawn School

$22.7M spending plan will be on table at FTM

Voters on Monday will have the chance to either approve or decline a $22.7 million spending plan for fiscal year 2015.  The financial town meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Lawn School. More...

Discussion continues on buildings of value

Zoning amendments would affect about 100 properties

Faced with criticism about initiatives to preserve Jamestown’s community character, the planning commissioners on May 21 summed up their progress to date on possible new building regulations. More...

News

Spring kids

With the spring in full bloom, goslings have arrived in Jamestown. A Canada goose typically lays anywhere between two to nine eggs in a brood. More...

Farmer wins grant to expand oyster operation

The state Department of Environmental Management on May 1 announced the first round of grants to strengthen local agriculture and seafood, and a shellfish farmer from Jamestown was among the recipients.  More...

Former slave shares her experiences

A presentation by the D.C.- based group Beyond Borders drew a substantial crowd to the library last week. The subject was the problem of child slavery worldwide, in particular Haiti. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From May 20 to May 26, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 460 calls, resulting in 179 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, June 27 p.m., the financial town meeting will take place at Lawn SchoolWednesday, June 47:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, June 57 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Marion Tasker Sheehan will take place on Friday, June 6, at 9 a.m. at the memorial garden at St. Matthew’s Church. She passed away in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on April 19.   More...